Two ivory seizures reported today, in Uganda and Vietnam!

Two ivory seizures reported today, in Uganda and Vietnam! In both cases through the United Arab Emirates. Ugandan authorities have intercepted a Singapore-bound shipment of ivory hidden in metallic drums and labelled as shea butter. Fifty “pieces” of ivory have been discovered in the drums so far. The load had been booked on a cargo […]

If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People – the second poster of the campaign

Please support our new awareness campaign to save elephants! Elephant Action League (EAL) Releases the Second Poster for the Launch of the 2015 Global Campaign to Address Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking (‪#‎YouBuyIvoryYouKillPeople‬) The EAL’s campaign is the most effective approach we have to engage ivory consumers and pressure China to close down the domestic […]

EAL’s campaign on the Human Toll of the Ivory Trade – the Posters

If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People Elephant Action League Launches 2015 Global Campaign to Address the Human Toll of the Ivory Trafficking #YouBuyIvoryYouKillPeople #HumanTollIvoryTrade  English, Chinese and French versions below here. Photo credits: Kate Brooks  @katebrooksphoto

Elephant Action League Launches 2015 Global Campaign to Address Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People. Elephant Action League Launches 2015 Global Campaign to Address Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking                                                            Los Angeles, January […]

Ivory dealer arrested in Gabon with 33 kilos of ivory

He risks just up to 6 months imprisonment, a ridiculous sentence, giving that those tusks are just a tiny fraction of the annual revenue of the trafficker. He was arrested in Libreville by the Intervention Brigade of the Judicial Police, assisted by the NGO Conservation Justice. Gabon is just pretending to care about its elephants. […]

Uganda suspends officials over ivory ‘disappearance’

Five senior officials at Uganda’s wildlife authority have been suspended after a tonne of seized ivory disappeared, government officials say. The ivory, estimated to be worth more than $1m (£638,000), was apparently taken from government strongrooms. Those suspended include the authority’s chief ranger as well as intelligence officers who work there. Poaching has increased in […]

How China’s ivory addiction explains the new world economy

Why exactly is China fueling the ivory trade? Here are the five top reasons: 1. China’s poorly regulated system for legal ivory sales. 2. Growing ties with Africa and porous Chinese borders. 3. Gift-giving and corruption. 4. The suppression of the Chinese environmental movement. 5. Lack of knowledge about the ivory industry. From the Washington […]

Chinese President’s Delegation Tied to Illegal Ivory Purchases During Africa Visit

BEIJING — When President Xi Jinping of China and his entourage of government officials and business leaders arrived in Tanzania in March 2013, it was to officially promote economic ties between the two countries. But according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nongovernmental organization based in London, members of the Chinese delegation […]

Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal

Legalizing Ivory Trade: Taking to New Heights a Dangerous Policy Proposal By Alejandro Nadal and Francisco Aguayo – A Voice for Elephants In a recent essay, Dan Stiles tries to explain why he thinks legalizing international ivory trade would help elephants’ conservation. “With a legal raw ivory trade, elephants can thrive”, he says. If legal […]

Malaysia’s ivory seizures cover up continues

…Compounding matters is the secrecy surrounding the 2,000 or more confiscated elephant tusks Perhilitan and the NRE (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) have stashed away somewhere. These government officials have done nothing to disprove rumours that some of the ivory while in government custody, has been sold off or given away to powerful people. […]

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